We live in a society that has actively ignored that we are primates. This makes parenting so much harder, especially as our children hit the toddler years.
Lots of people believe that our toddlers need to sleep through the night for their development, but does new research actually support this?
New research suggests that extremely unsettled babies have a much higher risk of mental health problems in childhood. The question is now what we do with this, and I have a few ideas.
Toddler fighting bedtime? Waking regularly? It may be time to reconsider your toddler's actual sleep needs.
I get a lot of people angry that I speak out against extinction sleep training because it "worked" for them. I thought I'd start a post that allows me to respond publicly to these criticisms so I don't have to repeat myself over and over.
Parents often worry that their child isn't getting the magical number of hours of sleep. New research suggests we can ditch the idea that there is a magical number for it doesn't seem to influence outcomes at all.
Bedsharing beyond infancy is something that is often looked down upon in our society, with fears of dependent, clingy children being the focus. But what do science, history, and other cultures tell us? Is this fear grounded or simply just that - fear?